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An Act to Establish Shady Grove Academy, in the County of Rockingham, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof.

1825-1826 - Chapter CXXV

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1825 - Page 81.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Robert Martin, Nathaniel Scales, Jr., James Scales, Thomas Smith, Samuel Smith and Henry Baughn, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, known and distinguished by the name and style of "The Trustees of Shady Grove Academy;" and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and they, or a majority of them, or their successors, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess money, goods, and chattels, lands and tenements; for the use of the said Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, and their successors, shall be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead, and be impleaded, in any court of this State, and to do all such acts and things as may be necessary and proper to be done by bodies corporate, for the advancement and promotion of science in said institution, not inconsistent with the laws of the State.

III. And be it further enacted, That whenever any of the aforesaid trustees shall die, remove, resign, or by any other means become incapable of performing their duties as trustees of said institution, a majority of those remaining shall elect some fit and suitable person or persons in his or their stead, who shall have the same powers as their predecessors.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly
this 4th day of January, 1826

Hutchins G. Burton, Governor
John Stanly, Speaker of the House of Commons
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary

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